Faculty of Health

Dr Judith Lyons

Dr Judith LyonsPhone: (03) 5122 6681
Email: judith.lyons@federation.edu.au
Room: 2W244
Position: Associate Dean Learning and Teaching
Discipline: Nursing

Qualifications

Teaching areas
  • Nursing Education
  • Midwifery – all areas

Professional associations

  • HERDSA - Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia
  • ASCILITE – Australian Society of Computers in Tertiary Education
  • ACM – Australian College of Midwives (Past Fellow)

Grants and awards

Grants

2013 Transforming Teaching and Assessment Practices: Using digital audio assessment feedback for quicker, better focused feedback to enhance student learning experiences and outcomes. Field J, Lyons J et al $15,000

2013 The influence of the perceptions and stereotypes of the nursing role on career choice in secondary students within the Gippsland region. Raymond, A, Lyons J et al $8,000

2011 PEI Network – (Collaboration with Monash University (Lead), La Trobe University Lyons, J. University of Tasmania, Swinburne University. $50,000

2011 Peer Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (PELT) ALTC Project (Collaboration with Macquarie university (Lead), La Trobe University J Lyons, Lund University and Pretoria University $100,000

2009 La Trobe University Promoting Excellence Initiative program. Lyons, J. $200,000

2009 CREATE project JISC Funded - Support and Synthesis of 37 Institutional Innovations Grants funded by JISC to universities in Scotland, England and Wales. George R, Lyons J et al $400,000

2008 EMERGE project - JISC Funded EMERGE Project - Support and Synthesis of 26 Users and Innovations Grants funded by JISC to universities in Scotland, England and Wales. George R, et al $300,000

2007 Holt D, Palmer S, Spratt C ( Lyons J RMIT), et al Carrick Institute: Institutional Leadership Grant Strategic Leadership for Institutional Teaching and Learning Centres: Developing a Model for the 21st century  $200,000

2007 McKenzie J and Lyons J et al Carrick Institute: Institutional Priority Grant Embedding peer review of learning and teaching in e-learning and blended learning environments $176,987

2007 Wood D, Lyons L et al Carrick Institute: Institutional Priority Grant Peer Review of Online Learning and Teaching $149,885

2006 Barber J; Lines R; Lyons J et al Carrick Institute: Institutional Leadership Grant – 'Developing multi-level leadership in the use of student feedback to enhance student learning and teaching practice' $200,000

2004 Boka T, Kirk, E. and Lyons, J. (Facilitator) EnactEd: Clinical simulations LearnScope small grant project.  Teaching and Learning $9,000

2003 Guy, R., Rich, P., Ellis, I, and Lyons, J., EnactEd: Evaluating student learning with EnactEd. RMIT Faculty of Life Sciences: Strategic Initiative Project – Teaching and Learning. $8,000

2002 Lyons, J., Guy, R., Rich, P., Ellis, I., Milton, J. and Brown, H., EnactEd: Innovating with teaching and learning technologies to improve student learning experiences and teaching methods. RMIT Faculty of Life Sciences: Strategic Initiative Project – Teaching and Learning. $5,000

2001 Milton, J., Lyons, J., Weiss, A., Nemo, J. EnactEd RMIT funded project in interactive web-based teaching and Learning. $75,000

2000 Phillips, R., Mc Naught, C. et al. (Lyons, J. co-participant.) $103,000

ASCILITE/CUTSD Project- Staff Development in Evaluation of Technology-based Teaching Development Projects. CUTSD Federal Government Grant. $2,000

1999 Patrick, K., Ball, J. & Johnston, S. (Lyons J. co-participant.) $80,000.'Generating Puzzlement: Strategies for Engaging with Simulations.'CUTSD Federal Government Grant. $2,000

1996/97 Uyeda, M., Lyons, J., Farrell, M., and Schneider Z. Chief-investigator/Midwife & content expert 'A Multimedia Distance Education Package for Rural and Remote Area Midwives and Nurses.' DETYA National Priority Research Grant $82,000

1996/97 Lyons, J. Chief Investigator/Project Leader - RMIT UROP Research Summer Program with Mechanical Engineering, Computer Systems Engineering and Graphic Design students. RMIT Grant $2,000

1995/96 Lyons, J. Chief Investigator. 'Midwifery Education: Midwives' Struggle for Professionalisation in Victoria'. Unpublished Master's Thesis. Centre for the Study of Higher Education The University of Melbourne. Nurses Memorial Centre Grant and Annie Sage Memorial Grant $10,000

1996/1997 Miller, M., Bullock, S., Lyons J. & Milton, J. Co-investigator. 'Simulated Interactive Multimedia Pain in Labour Experience' Learning Package' (SIMPLE). CUTSD Teaching Development Grant $49,000

1996/1998 Lyons, J., Milton, J., Jennings, A. & Miller, M. Chief Investigator/Project Leader 'Pregnancy Simulator Learning Package' (PSLP). CAUT Teaching Development Grant funded. $49,991

Awards
  • 2008 - Invitation to Oxford University Round Table on e-learning, Oxford University, Oxford, UK.
  • 2007 Winner - Carrick Australian Award for University Teaching: Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning. Citation for: Leadership in educational development and embedding educational innovations into curricula to enhance student learning experiences and outcomes ($10,000)
  • 2007 Winner - RMIT Award for University Teaching: Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning. Citation for: Leadership in educational development and embedding educational innovations into curricula to enhance student learning experiences and outcomes
  • 2002 Patent – Provisional Patent for Pregnancy Simulator Learning Package (PSLP)
  • 2002-2007 – Postgraduate Research Scholarship

Research interests

  • Curriculum, Teaching and Learning
  • Evaluation
  • Qualitative research
  • Revisionist historical research
  • Mixed methods research

Supervised projects

Completed masters/honours

1997- 2002 Master of Nursing

B. Hannon - Completed 2000

S. Shearing - Completed 2002

Master of Engineering

K. Hauke - Completed 1999

Master of Midwifery

M. Reddrop - Completed 2002

G.S. Jess - Completed 2002

F. Mckay - Completed 2002

P. Calandra - Completed 2005

J. McGregor - Completed 2001

N. Stephens - Completed 2005

Publications

Book chapter

Healy M., Lyons, J. et al. (2014) Peer Review of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: International Perspectives. Chapter 11 in Sachs, J., and Parsell M., (Ed) Professional Learning and Development in Schools and Higher Education. New York: Springer

Lyons, J., Hannon, J, and Macken, C, (2014) Sustainable Practice in Embedding Learning Technologies: Curriculum Renewal through Course Design Intensives. Chapter 22 in Gosper, M., and Ifenthaler, D., (Ed) Curriculum Models in the 21st Century. New York: Springer

Lyons, J., Hannon, J, and Macken, C, (2013) Sustainable Practice in Embedding Learning Technologies: Curriculum Renewal through Course Design Intensives. Chapter 22 in Gosper, M., and Ifenthaler, D., (Ed) Curriculum Models in the 21st Century. New York: Springer e-book

Healy M., Lyons, J. et al. (2013) Peer Review of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: International Perspectives. Chapter 11 in Sachs, J., and Parsell M., (Ed) Professional Learning and Development in Schools and Higher Education. New York: Springer  e-book  http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-7639-5

Journal articles

Lyons, J. (2012) Learning with Technology: Theoretical Foundations Underpinning Simulations in Midwifery Education ASCILITE Conference – AJECT concise paper publication pp 1-5 http://www.ascilite.org.au/conferences/wellington12/2012/images/custom/lyons,_judith_-_learning.pdf

Pardede, E. and Lyons, J. (2012) Redesigning the assessment of an Entrepreneurship course in information Technology degree program: Assessment for Learning Practices.  IEEE Transactions on Education Vol  55, No 4 pp. 556-572

Fitzgerald, L., Wong, P., Hannon, J., Lyons, J. and Solberg-Tokerud, M.  (2012) Curriculum Learning Designs: Teaching Health Assessment Skills For Advanced Nursing Practitioners through Sustainable Flexible Learning. Nurse Education Today Accepted June 2012 doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2012.05.029

Milton, J. &Lyons, J. (2011). 'Evaluate to Improve Learning: Reflecting on the role of teaching and learning models. Kandlebinder & Paseta (Eds) Higher Education Research and Development Anthology, HERDSA: UTS Printing pp 297-312.

Milton, J. & Lyons, J. (2003). 'Evaluate to Improve Learning: Reflecting on the role of teaching and learning models. Higher Education Research and Development Vol 22, No.3, pp297-312

Weiss, A., Nemo, J., Milton, J., and Lyons, J. (2002) A User Centric Approach in Designing EnactEd, an e-Learning Tool. E-learning Design and Development: International Best Practice to Enhance Corporate Performance Conference Referred Publication. ISBN 0 86459 2167. pp 115-125. RMIT Foundation Macromedia, RMIT University. Melbourne.

Lyons, J. and Milton, J. (2002). Learning to evaluate - evaluating to learn. Australian Journal of Educational Technology, 18(2), 187-207. http://www.ascilite.org.au/ajet/ajet18/lyons.html

Lyons, J. and Milton, J. (2001). Learning to evaluate-Evaluating to learn. Report: Learning–Centred Evaluation of Computer-Facilitated Learning Projects in Higher Education. Phillip, R. (Ed) Chapter 11. pp 137-147. ISBN 086905-284-X. Murdoch Print: Murdoch University.

Lyons, J. & Milton, J. (1999). Recognising Through Feeling: A Physical and Computer Simulation Based on Education Theory. Computers in Nursing May/June Vol 17 No 3 pp114 –119.